Noydena (tug)
A new lease on life was accorded the Knappton Towboat Company's 99-foot river tug Noydena, severely damaged in her sinking the previous year. A virtually new vessel was constructed from the shell of the original hull. The renovations, made at the Gunderson yard, included twin Caterpillar engines of 1,430 total maximum horsepower, and fully automated operation from the tripod-supported elevated wheelhouse. Gordon Newell, Maritime Events of 1970, H. W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest 1966 to 1975, p.79.
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